World News & Stories

In the News Building a bridge between child and sponsor
It’s safe to say that physical and language barriers are felt between sponsored child and sponsor. Though letters and emails are often translated into corresponding languages, there is one type of communication that requires no interpretation, bridging the gaps of physical and linguistic separation.
In the News Teachers lighting the path to education
Every child is unique, but they all have the same right to go to school and receive an education. And a huge part of a child’s positive educational journey lies in the hands of their teachers.
Voices Beyond her expectations: Nancy’s sponsorship success story
Two continents and 7,000 miles can't break the bond between these women who believe in the life-changing power of educating girls.
Voices The power of child sponsorship: From Colombia to Canada
Child sponsorship was a key part of Milena’s journey out of poverty as a child. How did this early childhood educator in Canada become who she is today?
From the Field The many faces of Christmas around the world
Children all over the world celebrate Christmas. Learn more about different Christmas traditions in different countries.
Voices Future leaders - stories from sponsored children
COVID-19 has impacted the lives of vulnerable children around the world. However, the pandemic is driving a new generation of youth working to become leaders.
In the News COVID-19 effects on global child poverty
Across the globe, COVID-19 is increasing the problem of child poverty, and threatening to undo 20 years of significant progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the News How child sponsorship prepared us for COVID-19
For children living in the world’s most desperate places, COVID-19 is a serious threat to their already fragile situation. But the community skills, knowledge, infrastructure and relationships that child sponsorship has invested into year-after-year has created a lifesaving line of defense.
In the News #HiddenHero: Former sponsored child on the frontlines of COVID-19
Former sponsored child Lenny Lyn is part of the fight against her generation’s biggest threat yet: COVID-19.
Change Makers Changing lives - starting with theirs
After a trip with World Vision to Honduras in 2015, mother-daughter duo Monica and Carolyn embarked on a mission to bring ethically-crafted items to the Canadian market. 
Change Makers A world-changing idea: the Live Like Alex Water Walk

She led a life dedicated to making the world a better place. Though I never met Alex, I still consider her a role model of mine. Because of this experience, I've become inspired to make a difference in our world- and you can too. 

Change Makers Canada to Cambodia: How a glowing heart can change a life
Kaitlyn Weaver talks about her experience as a child sponsor and the impact her trip to Cambodia will have on her work for children in the future.
Change Makers More than enough: How one child sponsorship helps a whole community
Because of World Vision’s community-focused solutions, for every child you help, four more children benefit, too. Debby and her friends are all benefiting thanks to the fact that she’s sponsored.
Change Makers A force to be reckoned with: Sarafina’s Story
One young girl whose broken past inspired her bright future.
Change Makers Finding his rhythm through music
Gustavo spends his Saturdays teaching the next generation how to play the violin and viola at World Vision’s music school.
Change Makers Youth council makes great ripples of generosity

Karen Ng didn’t set out to become a leader, but through her involvement with the Toronto Multicultural Youth Council she has impacted the lives of 15 sponsored children.

Change Makers A reading camp awakens Milan
A reading camp in rural Nepal is using games, song and dance to improve literacy levels of children, like Milan
Change Makers For a chance at a future
A mother only wants a chance for a better future for her children. For Shamsa and her seven children, it came at a cost.
Change Makers Giving back as a way of life for teachers turned alpaca farmers
Kathy Enright and Corinne Côté have spent their lives giving back, first as teachers, and now as alpaca farmers.
Change Makers 5 ways to donate school supplies for kids

September marks the return to school for millions of children around the world. For some kids, the transition back into the classroom is easier because they have the supplies (things like books, notebooks, pencils, and backpacks) they need to enter the school year with confidence. 

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